Thursday, November 6, 2014

Arkansas: 25 Pardons

Governor Mike Beebe has announced his intent to grant 25 pardons. It is also reported that 64 clemency requests were denied by the governor.Per usual, the 25 pardons were granted to persons that have "completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences." Among the offenses addressed in the pardons: Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia, Burglary, Grand Larceny, Theft of Property, Forgery, Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia, Delivery of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Theft of Property, Negligent Homicide, Possession of Marijuana, Carrying a Weapon, Battery, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver, Theft of Services, Theft by Receiving, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia, Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Internet Stalking of a Child, Theft by Receiving, Robbery, Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons, Possession of Methamphetamine, Delivery of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana and Cocaine with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia, Battery, Failure to Appear, Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia, Theft, Burglary, Attempt to Obtain Drugs by Fraud,  Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,  Possession of Methamphetamine. See story here.

1 comment:

John Thacker said...

He's also going to pardon his son. It seems like a fair pardon, and Gov. Beebe has been good about using the pardon power in general, but I'm worried about the political backlash for a "last minute pardon of his own son."

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